Houston Rockets: Falling Apart at the wrong time
The Houston Rockets have been trying to catapult themselves to the top of the West for a few years now. The biggest trade during that time was the acquisition of former Clippers point guard Chris...Read more
How the new-look New Orleans Pelicans stack up
The Pelicans and Anthony Davis were at a stalemate. Davis wanted out and the David Griffin was trying, as management, to convince him to stay. They got the number one pick and thought that may...Read more
Anthony Davis is a Laker; What’s Next?
It hasn't been a secret that Anthony Davis wanted to be out of New Orleans. His agent, Rich Paul, publicly stated that he wanted a trade, drawing the ire of some fans. And while the...Read more
The Raptors win with depth, vets and gambles
The Toronto Raptors missed a golden opportunity to win Game 5 against the Warriors at home. So naturally, going into Game 6, which was going to be the last game at Oracle Arena, there weren't...Read more
Two keys to a Warriors three-peat
The Golden State Warriors have not been healthy all playoffs. We have seen injuries to DeMarcus Cousins, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Kevon Looney and Kevin Durant. The injuries to Cousins and Looney were thought to...Read more
Can the Raptors close it out at home?
The Toronto Raptors came into this series with not many thinking they could win. The prevailing thought many analysts and fans of basketball had was the Warriors would still be able to overpower the Toronto...Read more
Open Your Eyes!
The dream of writing was one I never knew I had. On a July ride back from Georgia in 2010, my wife and I were listening to sports talk. There was a perspective on a particular sports talk show that I disagreed with. I mumbled, grumbled and was going off on the subject as we rode back to Tennessee. I actually thought I could come up with something better on the discussed topic. Well, my wife put me to the test when she said I should write about it.
From there, my writing started with The Everyday Man’s Sports Blog. I was raw with my perspective. Of course I had no idea what I was really doing. The only writing training I had was English class in high school and college. I took that and made it into what I thought was something that voiced my opinion. And from there, my voice was created.
Over the years, I have written at many different places. From short pieces to lengthy ones, my style has varied. And over that time, a voice developed. It was not one that was similar to another, but my unique voice.
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